Melbourne (Bundoora)

May 2017 ceremony dates and times

Date Day Time College School(s) Disciplines
23 May Tues 3:00pm SHEAllied Health Dietetic Practice, Clinical Audiology, Clinical Science, Clinical Prosthetics and Orthotics,  Human Nutrition, Orthoptics, Podiatric Practice, Speech Pathology
24 May Wed 10:00am ASSC Business All disciplines
24 May Wed 10:00am ASSC Education All disciplines
24 May Wed3:00pm SHE Engineering & Math All disciplines
24 MayWed 3:00pmSHELife ScienceAll disciplines
24 MayWed 3:00pm SHEMolecular Science All disciplines
25 May Thur10:00amSHEAllied Health Human Services, Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, Physiotherapy Practice, Social Work, Sports Physiotherapy
25 MayThur3:00pmASSCHumanities & Social SciencesAll disciplines
25 MayThur3:00pm ASSCLawAll disciplines
25 MayThur3:00pmSHEGeneral SHEAll disciplines
25 MayThur3:00pmSHEPsychology & Public HealthAll disciplines
26 MayFri 10:00amSHENursing & MidwiferyAll disciplines
26 MayFri10:00amSHEAllied HealthAdvanced Occupational Therapy, Occupational Therapy Practice, Occupational Therapy (Paediatrics), Occupational Therapy

Additional guest tickets - students should refer to their email notifications for details on how to obtain additional guest tickets. Additional guest tickets are given on a first come, first served basis.

On the day of your graduation ceremony

Ceremony timetable

Morning (10am) ceremony Afternoon (3pm) ceremony Details
8.00am - 9.30am 1.00pm - 2.30pm

Register at the Gown Room for your seat number, name card and academic dress.

9.30am 2.30pm

Doors to the Hall open. Guests should arrive early for best seating options.

9.50am 2.50pm Graduands and guests must be seated by this time.
10.00am 3.00pm

The ceremony begins.

11.30am 4.30pm Academic procession and graduands leave the hall and go to the Eagle Bar and Bistro for light refreshments.

Check list for graduands

Print off the checklist below to ensure you have completed all the correct steps so your graduation runs smoothly!

Graduation checklist [221KB]

Return of academic dress

You must return your academic dress by:

  • 12:30 pm for the morning ceremony
  • 5:30 pm for the afternoon ceremony

A late return fee of $30 per day applies.

Special assistance for guests and graduands

The Union Hall and Union building is accessible. There are seats in the hall for those who require room for crutches, walking frames and floor space reserved for persons in wheelchairs or those with prams/pushers. Ushers will assist with seating.

If you or a guest requires assistance, please let us know by Asking a Question online.

    Photographers, framing, university rings and plaques

    All services are available in the main concourse of the Union Building until 15 minutes before the ceremony, and again after the ceremony.

    Any candid photographers who offer to take your photograph outdoors on graduation day have not been arranged by the University. It is recommended that if you want professional photographs taken, you should choose from the photographers listed below.

    Reed Graduations provides the following services:

    • Studio photography
    • Graduation frames/plaques
    • Graduation rings
    • Flowers
    • Graduation giftware. Graduation bears and/or other unbranded retail.

    Call within Australia: 1300 361 806
    International: +613 9798 7199

    Co-Op Bookshop supplies & sells La Trobe University branded clothing and merchandise.


    Light refreshments are provided after the ceremony, however if you would like to organise a sit down meal you may consider The Eagle Bar and Bistro. Book for lunch on graduation day by calling (+61 3) 9479 1149.

    Location and parking

    The ceremony is held in the Union Hall, La Trobe University, Kingsbury Drive, Bundoora.

    The nearest car park is Car Park 3 which will be dedicated for graduands and their guests.

    If Car Park 3 is full, Traffic Management staff will direct you to the nearest available car park.

    Maps and public transport

    View the Melbourne (Bundoora) location and maps page.

    Travelling by plane

    If you are planning to fly to Melbourne to attend the ceremony you are advised to choose Melbourne (Tullamarine) airport as your destination. Please allow sufficient time to account for flight delays/luggage issues and traffic. Please note:

    • Public Transport: There is no public transport from the airport direct to the University.You can take a bus into the city, then travel to Bundoora by bus or tram. Allow at least 3 hours travel time.
    • Taxi: Allow at least 30-45 minutes (off-peak) or 1-1.5 hours in peak hour traffic.